The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Driver arrested in death of soccer ball dribbler from Seattle

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
By Lauren Gambino
Associated Press
Published:
SALEM, Ore. -- The driver who police say fatally hit a man attempting to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles from Seattle to Brazil for the World Cup has been arrested.
Scott Van Hiatt of Neskowin was arrested Monday on a charge of criminally negligent homicide in the death of Richard Swanson.
The Seattle man planned to walk for more than a year through 11 countries before reaching Sao Paolo, Brazil, where the opener of the World Cup soccer tournament will be played on June 12 next year.
Swanson was struck from behind by a pickup while walking south along Oregon's busy U.S. 101 near Lincoln City on May 14.
Hiatt was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury last Thursday. He is being held in Lincoln County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Story tags » Car accident

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar